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When No Hope Is In Sight

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What To Expect If You've Never
Called A Suicide Hotline
Who Are The People
  Answering The Phone ?
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  • Imperfect humans who really want to help you
  • Many of them are volunteers
  • They may have different experiences with depression
    • some may have depressive family members
    • some may have had a previous family suicide
    • some may have no personal experience but just want to help
  • Education and training levels will differ
    • some may be training to become a doctor or other professional in the field
    • many or most will have had special training or certification
  • All of them are there because they really don't want you to commit suicide

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  • They are there to listen
  • To help you talk
  • And perhaps to direct you to treatment in your local area
  • Don't expect too much and try to be open
  • They may not always say the exact right thing
  • Just let them try to help get you through the moment so that you can live another day - so that your cure will be able to save you
  • Just throw out a line and let them reel you in

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 Why Bother Calling ?

How Can They Really Help You
Over the Phone ?

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What if the
Hotline Phone Number
for my local area
is no good ??
  • Call 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433
  • Call numbers in your state, even if they are outside your city or county.
  • Some of the 800, 888 or 877 numbers are toll-free in the entire state.
  • Visit the USA National page of this site for toll free National hotlines.
  • Call 411 and ask for:
  • Dial 0 and ask for:
  • Check the FRONT pages of the phone book for:
    • suicide prevention
    • crisis intervention
    • hotlines - crisis or suicide
    • community crisis center
    • county mental health center
    • hospital mental health clinic
  • Or, call 911 and ask for help. Tell them you are in suicidal danger

 

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